Funeral services for Willie Leon (Bill) Walker will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Ken Richmond. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Dixie Inn. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Monday, March 19, 2012) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Bill was born Feb. 26, 1932 and entered into rest March 15, 2012. He served in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years of service. He then worked for the City of Minden for 20 years and retired and spent the rest of his life taking care of his son, grandkids and great-grands, making sure they were always happy. He also took care of his yard every day and when he was done he took care of his neighbors. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
Bill cherished his son, grandkids and loved his great-grands. He was a loving husband to Barbara Walker for 50 years, and a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother for many years.
His wife of 50 years, Barbara Walker; father, W.D. Walker and wife, Ruby; mother, Janette Crawford and husband, Alan; and sons, Leon Antony Walker and baby, Walker preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son, Wayne L. Walker; granddaughters, Ashley Walker and Crystal Allen and husband, Richie; great-grandkids, Tristin, Austin, Westin and Ashtin Allen; brothers, Wallace Walker and wife, Jen, Travis Crawford and wife, Charlotte and Doug Crawford and wife, Eva; sister, Wanda Shaw; and numerous family and friends. Pallbearers will be Billy Johnson, Jason Avery, Ronnie Walker, Larry Walker, Rusty Peeples and Justin McCarty.